Centennial Elementary School in Denver, Colorado, is taking us back to the days of state-sanctioned racism a la their segregated “Families of Color Playground Nights.” The surprising event put on in the name of diversity, equity, and inclusion was flagged by Manhattan Institute senior fellow and City Journal writer Christopher Rufo on Tuesday.
Rufo tweeted, “Denver Public Schools now promoting racially-segregated playtime—for ‘equity.’” alongside a photo that featured advertisements for one of the events.
Denver Public Schools spokesperson Scott Pribble confirmed to Rufo that these events have been taking place. Pribble also said that the “Families of Color” playground nights “provide connections, support, and inspirations for families which share similar experiences, and come from similar backgrounds.”
“Efforts like these are about uniting us, not dividing us,” Pribble said regarding the school event.
In response to that statement from the school district, Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon simply said, “‘Division unites us.’ Orwellian nonsense.”
Segregation sanctioned by school officials — who for some reason believe it to beneficial — has crept back up in America over at least the past year. In August, The Daily Wire reported on a black mother in Atlanta who was outraged after learning her daughter’s school principal had divided classes between white and black students.